Saudi Arabia to restore ambassador to Sweden

March 28, 2015 5:32 PM

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Saudi Arabia has decided to send its envoy back to Sweden, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Friday, in a move that will ease a diplomatic row over the Arab country's human rights record.

Sweden's foreign ministry could not confirm the news but said a Swedish envoy to Saudi Arabia had assured the Saudi King on Friday that recent comments from Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom were not meant to insult Saudi Arabia or Islam.

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